“Called Out of Darkness,” a new recovery blog by a Catholic!

I received an email the other day from Meagan M., a recovering heroin addict. She told me about her blog, Called Out of Darkness. It’s fairly new, just a few months old. Please go to the link above and read her story. Support her! Encourage her to continue blogging! Not only does she share her …

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St. Maximilian Kolbe: martyr, patron of addicts, died 75 years ago today

NOTE: This is an edited version of a post previously published to “Paul Sofranko’s Blog” St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe was executed in the Nazi German concentration camp at Auschwitz seventy-five years ago today for being a Catholic priest. He was a Conventual Franciscan friar and Guardian (leader, administrator) of Niepokalanow, then the world’s largest friary …

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Camino de Santiago playlist on the SoberCatholic YouTube Channel

Last week I posted about The Way – the Movie starring Martin Sheen. I admit to have gotten hooked on the film (although I haven’t watched it since the posting, despite having other plans.) One reason is that I got obsessed with finding and watching Camino videos on You Tube. I spent pretty much all …

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Awestruck’s “Life on the Rock” appearance!

I watched on You Tube an episode of EWTN’s show, “Life on the Rock,” which featured the guys behind a new and growing Catholic Social Network, “Awestruck.” A little bit about Awestruck (from the network’s “About” page): “The main-stream media is not in the business of promoting the Church nor the message of the Gospel. …

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Awestruck Network USA Tour 2014

UPDATED (see below after the strikethrough): Some South African Catholics who’ve started the “Awestruck Catholic Social Network” will be travelling to the USA in November to film a guest spot on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” show. This is a wonderful opportunity for you all to engage in some Works of Mercy, meet people from …

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Sober Catholic on YouTube

This blog now has an “expanded presence” online: a YouTube Channel! See: Sober Catholic on YouTube. I have not, nor am likely to in the near future, upload videos. But I have subscribed to a number of channels that might be of interest to Catholics recovering from alcoholism and other addictions. I don’t necessarily agree …

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UPDATE: I WILL be on the “On Call Show with Wendy Wiese”, for Wednesday, May 1st

UPDATE: Wendy Wiese contacted me and rescheduled me for next Wednesday. I was supposed to be on April 16th, but I cancelled a few days earlier as I was getting sick. I will be on the “On Call Show with Wendy Wiese”, Wednesday, May 1st at 1PM CT (2PM ET)! A description of the show, …

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Year of Faith

On October 11, 2012, the “Year of Faith” began. Announced a few months ago by Pope Benedict XVI, the latest in a series of  “Years of…” is intended to aid Catholics in learning more about their Faith. Given the horrific catechesis since the 1960’s and the woeful knowledge of the Faith that too many Catholics …

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I will be on The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer tonight on SiriusXM (UPDATED)

(NOTE: Interview rescheduled for one hour later, at 9:20 PM, ET USA) I will be on The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer tonight at 8:20 PM (Eastern USA Time)! Apparently they have had a lot of discussions on the show recently about substance abuse (what to do if you have a friend that …

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Clearing your mind of distractions

There was a commercial that ran on American TV a decade ago. I do not remember for what product. Anyway, it featured Phil Jackson, the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, as a cab driver. Some high-powered looking lawyer/executive couple (man and woman) had simultaneously climbed into the back seat of his cab and …

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